Stupid Gooper

Ah, here's your letter, Mr. Jarvis.

Nice, a 1 day deadline.

Tags: Republicans (all tags)



What a way to start the week. Heh!
by quoi 2005-02-28 07:40AM | 0 recs
Could this be why Bush and his allies don't like trial lawyers? Without trial lawyers, the only thing slowing down Jarvis' and DeLay's fraudulent schemes would be the Bush Justice Department.
by Gary Boatwright 2005-02-28 07:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Beautiful!
Yeah, it's a shame the GOP was unable to ram tort reform through Congress sooner.  
by brooklyn 2005-02-28 09:07AM | 0 recs
Making Hate Cost
One thing this letter does nicely is change the usual Publican dynamic.  The Party has benefited strongly by sellinmg hate.  And Fear.  Hate and fear of gays, blacks, foreigners, illegal immigrants, Moslems, Arabs, poor people, and on and on.

This letter says that this message does harm (we knew that) which can be attached and cost the hate-mongers personally.

No wonder they want to weaken the Bill of Rights and the power of lawyers to sue!

Go ahead, make my day!

by David Kowalski 2005-02-28 08:00AM | 0 recs
i'm glad that the couple is taking legal action.  if indeed - as alleged in the letter - the picture was used w/out the copywrite holder's permission, USAnext is screwed.
by annatopia 2005-02-28 08:20AM | 0 recs
The biggest payoff from potential legal action is not damages, it is the legal right to discovery -- for the plaintiffs' lawyers to sift through the fetid pile of sewage that is USA Next.
by Steady Eddie 2005-02-28 10:54AM | 0 recs
using "important" 3 X in a sentence
I dislike "Atrios-style" threads where one has to click through to learn what the discussion is about.

If it's important enough for a thread it's important enough to summarize what's important.

by Carl Nyberg 2005-02-28 11:32AM | 0 recs
along with being all-around mean spirited folks, they're also law breakers.

i'm in the publishing industry, and you wouldn't think it, but copyright infringement cases can get ugly. USA Next better hope that photo isn't copyrighted (but in that letter it sounds like it may very well be).

and i hope those two men sue them for defamation of character.

by ypsilanti 2005-02-28 11:46AM | 0 recs
All photos are copyrighted
Copyright is automatic in the United States. The creator of a work may opt to expressly waive any or all copyrights, but in the absence of an express statement waiving their rights, all artistic works are automatically fully protected by copyright laws.
by rusty 2005-03-01 01:47AM | 0 recs
right on!
I am very glad to see this...and yes, I LOVE the one-day reply deadline!  hahahahahaha
by Heather in SFBay 2005-02-28 02:38PM | 0 recs
That letter is an outrage!

If we can't steal copyrighted material and humiliate private individuals in order to bash our political opponents and restore elderly poverty rates to their rightful (high) levels, then the terrorists have won.

I swear, you g-damned liberals could almost take the fun out of war profiteering.

by Ottnott 2005-02-28 03:42PM | 0 recs
that's all.
by merlallen 2005-03-01 01:49AM | 0 recs
Not a new idea
The cartoonist Ted Rall is using the same tactic against David Horowitz who used Rall's image on his site recently

Horowitz did some twisted piece on the links between lefties and Al-Qaida. In it he includes photos of terrorists and liberals in alphabetical order. The photo layout try to gives the impression that Obama and Osama are somehow linked by placing them next to each other.

Anyway Rall's threats of legal action forced Horowitz to pull the photo.

by nilram 2005-03-01 05:02AM | 0 recs


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